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EMD SW1000 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
An EMD SW1000 is a diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1966 and October 1972. Power was provided by an EMD 645E 8-cylinder engine which generated 1,000 horsepower (750 kW). This locomotive was built on the same common frame as the EMD SW1500, giving it an overall length of 44 feet 8 inches (13.61 m).

114 EMD SW1000 units were built for railroads and industrial operations in the United States. One unit was exported to Jamaica for a mining operation and 4 units were exported to industrial operators in Mexico.

Currently 2 EMD SW1000 units are owned and operated by VIA Rail Canada in the Montreal Maintenance Centre.

SW1000 Locomotives Built by EMD

Altos Hornos (Mexico)
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 132, 137

Anahuac Cement (Mexico)
Quantity: 1
Road number: No Number

Appalachian Power
Quantity: 1
Road number: 1
Notes: Now owned by Roanoke Chapter NRHS.

Armco Steel
Quantity: 1
Road number: B81

Birmingham Southern
Quantity: 8
Road numbers: 10-17

Burlington Northern
Quantity: 43
Road numbers: 375-394, 427-449
Notes: No. 442 rebuilt without cab

Chicago Burlington and Quincy
Quantity: 12
Road numbers: 9310-9321
Notes: to BN 574-585

Chihuahua Cellulose (Mexico)
Quantity: 1
Road number: 1811

Corn Products
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 68–69

Cuyahoga Valley
Quantity: 1
Road number: 1050

Denver and Rio Grande
Quantity: 10
Road numbers: 140-149

Detroit Edison
Quantity: 1
Road number: 216

Duluth and Northeastern
Quantity: 1
Road number: 35

Eastman Kodak
Quantity: 1
Road number: 8

E I DuPont Nemours and Company
Quantity: 2
Road numbers: 106-107

General Motors-Central Foundry Division
Quantity: 1
Road number: No Number

Great Lakes Steel
Quantity: 1
Road number: 58

Hampton and Branchville
Quantity: 1
Road number: 120

Houston Belt and Terminal
Quantity: 3
Road numbers: 40-42

Inland Steel
Quantity: 4
Road numbers: 115-118

Jones and Laughlin Steel
Quantity: 2

Kaiser Bauxite (Jamaica)
Quantity: 1
Road number: 5109

Mobil Chemical
Quantity: 1
Road number: 2

New Orleans Public Belt
Quantity: 6
Road numbers: 101-106

Public Service Company of Indiana
Quantity: 1
Road number: 1

Wisconsin Electric Power
Quantity: 1
Road number: No Number

Youngstown Sheet and Tube
Quantity: 10
Road numbers: 905-914

Total Quantity: 119

EMD SW1000 Overview
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division
Model SW1000
Build date June 1966 – October 1972
Total produced 119
​ • AAR B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Length 44 ft 8 in (13.61 m)
Engine type EMD 645E
Cylinders 8
Performance figures
Power output 1,000 hp (750 kW)
Locale: United States,  Jamaica,  Mexico, South Korea

See also:

GM-EMD Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Diesel-Electric Locomotives


Burlington Northern Railroad No. 440, an EMD SW1000 working the yard at Eola, Illinois, September 1992.

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Burlington Northern Railroad No. 440, an EMD SW1000 working the yard at Eola, Illinois, September 1992.  Photo by Sean Lamb.

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